The Niagara Falls do actually consist of two falls, the American Falls as well as the Horseshoe Falls, the bigger one of the two. You can access them from the USA too, but the view from the Canadian side is way better, because you see them from the front. I knew that this is going to be a touristic spot, but it’s a once in a lifetime thing, so I had to visit and I have no regrets. I never saw such impressing waterfalls before. All the water masses passing those waterfalls are so impressive. Btw. I know I was short behind the main season and to me it wasn’t as many tourists as I expected. I never had a problem to get a great view and my wait to get on one of the boats was not even 15 minutes. So, no worries, just go if you have the chance 😊
At the same time, Niagara Falls was my first goal on my very own road trip. So far, I have only been traveling by rideshare or bus but since the lower season started outside of the bigger cities it is hard to find some to drive with and the busses are mostly not running anymore. Since I set the goal for myself to travel from east to west without flying, I decided to rent a car myself and drive on my own. I rented it in Toronto and drove south to see the falls. But I wasn’t on my own for long. In the hostel at night I met a woman who I became friends with at Algonquin Provincial park. Like me she stayed there over a week to enjoy the nature and relaxation. We met again on coincidence, but I was really happy to spend some more time with her. She decided to join me for the first few days of my roadtrip. She also took me to see Niagara-on-the-lake, a very cute town north from the Niagara Falls and there we had some great treats from a local bakery.
What’s there to see beside the falls… Well… I can’t really tell you. There are lots of casinos if you are into them (I totally skipped them) and some hikes are supposed to be nice, but we choose the cute town instead. I just planned half a day and one night there to see the falls at daylight and with the lights at night, but for me that was totally fine. If I’ll go again, I’ll probably try the trails, but who knows when and if that is going to happen. So here you go, my impressions:
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